Romeo's Impulsive Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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In the play Romeo and Juliet one of the main characters, Romeo, is a rather impulsive fellow who acts on what he sees and feels. He falls in love in the blink of an eye and just as fast he can get over it. He is always impulsive but when he finds himself in love his impulsiveness doubles. Romeo’s impulsive decisions causes his love, Juliet, to ultimately get killed. Romeo makes a lot of stupid decisions that gets Juliet killed but I only need two to get my point across. Romeo shows his impulsiveness in his relationships with women, he seems to be unable to control his emotions when it comes to love. In the beginning of the play Romeo claims that he loves Rosaline and is depressed because Rosaline doesn’t love him back. Mercutio gets Romeo to go to the Capulet Ball so that he can cheer him up by finding a new girl that can peak his interests and the moment he sees Juliet he falls into deep and…show more content…
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed. “This shall determine that,” (III.i.130) Romeo engages in a duel with Tybalt in order to “justify” Mercutio’s death and in doing so he kills Tybalt and gets himself banished from Verona by the Prince and now he can’t see Juliet or even his family and because of this Juliet wants to commit suicide because banishment is worse than
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